Obituaries 10/22/20


Sandra Courson (Stengrim) Hicks
Sandra Courson (Stengrim) Hicks, 78, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away on October 8th, 2020.
She was born on January 4th, 1942, in Lake City, Florida, to Juanita (Murray) and Retus Courson; and her stepfather Del Ernst raised her from a young age.
Sandra grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and was the Valedictorian of the first graduating class of Forrest (Westside) High School in 1960.
She married Roger Stengrim the weekend of her graduation. Sandra lived in Orange Park, Florida, for nearly 40 years, raising four children and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
She is survived by her children Ronnie Stengrim and Chris Stengrim, his wife Sue, and grandchildren Quinn and Teagan. She is also survived by her brother Ron Ernst and niece Becky. She is preceded in death by her father, stepfather, and mother as well as her beloved daughter and son, Kimberly and Del Stengrim. She will be laid to eternal rest at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park next to her children.
A memorial service will be held in the future when we can gather safely to remember her. Please visit her Tribute Wall at

John VanNorman Irvine
John VanNorman Irvine was born to Raymond H. and Myrtle Clemmer Irvine at Avon, Nelson County, Virginia April 17, 1931.
He died October 12, 2020 at the Pavilion for Health Care, Penney Retirement Community, Penney Farms, Florida.
Van was predeceased by his parents, brothers McLain (Elizabeth) and Raymond (Jean) Irvine and sister Anna (Ashby) Farrar.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances Loving “Chance” Irvine and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Van was a loving husband, uncle and friend.
Van graduated from Waynesboro High School, Waynesboro, Va., and The University of Richmond, Richmond, Va. He served two years in the United States Army. Afterwards, he worked in the insurance industry and retired after 37 years of service as Division Manager with State Farm Fire and Casualty Company in 1992. In retirement, he enjoyed golf, word games and puzzles, trips to the mountains, and spending cherished time with family and lifelong friends.
The family wishes to thank the administration, staff and residents of Penney Retirement Community and Community Hospice for making his last years comfortable and peaceful.
When it is safe, Van’s ashes will be taken to Virginia and spread on his beloved Blue Ridge Mountains.

Wilbur (Bill) Hoover Davidson
Wilbur (Bill) Hoover Davidson, 89 of Fleming Island, Florida passed away on October 13, 2020 a month after he and his wife Joyce celebrated sixty-three years of marriage.
Born in Alliance, Ohio, Bill was the youngest child of Wilbur Edward Davidson and Hazel Hoover Davidson. He was brother of sisters, Janet Ream (Vere) and Suzanne (James) Pappenhagen.
Bill was a graduate of Alliance High School in 1948. He received a B.S. Degree in geology and a B.A. Business Degree from Mount Union University in 1952. After serving in the Army, he earned a degree in 1956 from Thunderbird School of Global Management. During college years he worked at Klein and Roderick’s in Alliance and Babcock Wilcox. His employment history includes, Goodyear Aircraft, Goodyear International, Monsanto Chemical, Esso Chemical, and Bridgestone Tire.
As sales representative, Bill worked for Goodyear for two years in Ethiopia with a wide territory encompassing Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen. He continued to travel extensively in over forty countries for work and pleasure. Bill later established Bridgestone’s dealerships throughout the southeast U.S., and founded Florida Bandag, a commercial retread tire company, with partners William Huggins, John Othen, and Hugh Cotney. The company was one of the original donors to the Clay County Fairgrounds. As sole owner, he sold his business and retired in 1996.
Bill liked working with wood and building. During their first year of marriage he built a sailboat and sewed the sail. Wood from the lift vans became a baby bed, and he drafted the plans for their home in Chesterfield, Missouri. While he still had some sight, he helped restore the historic Old Jail in Clay County.
The Davidsons had five children: William Roderick (Patricia), the late Jenny Lynn, Heather Dawn, Lesley Joyce, and Guy Andrew Davidson (Amanda). Bill leaves four grandchildren: Brittany, Thomas, Corey, and Cameron and also his great grandchildren: Lynae, Malaya, Waylon, Earving, and Warren Thomas and one brother-in-law Gene and sister-in-law Jeanne Fahnert, nieces Elizabeth Fahnert, Kathy Boyce (William),and nephews Vere Ream (Barbara), David Ream (Joanne), Jeff Ream, James Pappenhagen (Nancy), Thomas Pappenhagen (Judy) and Robert Pappenhagen (Jill) and grandnieces and grandnephews.
While in St. Louis, Bill was ordained a deacon in the United Presbyterian Church. He was a former member of Ortega Methodist and charter member of Fleming Island Methodist.
Pastor David Jackson will conduct a memorial service for Bill where he joined last at First United Methodist Church of Green Cove Springs on Walnut Street on October 25 at 2:00P.M.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm, October 26, 2020 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy, 67, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away October 16, 2020
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


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